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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is oh, ye news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father sy and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoch was abo
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
sorry. but rupert murdoch's wife defends the 80-year-old titan from a man wielding a pie. >>> hothouse. 20 million americans in temperatures high as the tropics. steamy fog on the beach. and cars so hot, a steak cooks on the dashboard. >>> fever pitch. americans sound off about gridlock among politicians. and we take your comments straight to the top. >>> avoiding alzheimer's? tonight in healthy living, do you know the seven simple steps that might keep you from getting the disease? >>> and live bigig one gutsy woman decides to challenge the limits of middle age. her 60-hour nonstop swim with the sharks, a rallying cry for every life. >>> good evening. the 80-year-old global power broker rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. and we watched him called to account in front of british parliament, for the scandal that next to him, the son he had once hoped would bebeis successor. and there, right in the center, in the pink jacket, rupert murdoch's wife, who played a surprising role when a heckler with a pie tried to attack her husband and she moved in. it is hard not t
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 11:35pm PDT
news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: unlnls you live in a cave, rupert murdoch's media empire probably touches you every week. fox tv. fox news. "the wall street journal." 200 newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, indeed, our political system's ability to respond. >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant, a long-time target of the tabloid.
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
fishermen was on it. m are your are your was hit with a pie -- rupert murdoch was hit with a pie. >> he was interrupted with a plateful of shaving cream, earring it in his face. before an after the physical act, a verbal attack by the parliament that sometimes left them off balance. >> more than 2 hours into the testimony, rupert murdoch received a faceful of shaving cream compliments of a man that turned out to be johnny marble. previously he had been caught off guard by the comments from the committee. >> are you guilty of threats and was it your intention? i don't see why you are not taking it serious. >> you are not really saying that. >> rupert murdoch and his son saying they had little knowledge of day to day going on of news in of the world that hacked phone male of politicians and celebrities and a 13-year-old murder victim. >> but the younger murdoch said -- >> that testimony is going on right now but earlier london police chief paul stephenson who resigned over the scandal say there are ten members of the public affairs staff that has worked for news international. they shut d
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 2:05am PDT
hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> maybe like when my husband's d
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch widens. prime minister cameron had hired one of murdoch's top editors and made him a close aide. well, today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
rupert murdoch, who was jeered and heckled, asking forgiveness from a grieving family. the scandal inside his global media empire explodes. >>> deadlines and dares. politicians play with fire on the debt deadline as the president warns against what he called armageddon. >>> collision course. two planes loaded with passssgers and jet fuel run into each other on the tarmac at boston's busy airport. >>> memory test. has google changed your memory, your brain? take our quiz tonight. >>> and, our small but mighty "person of the week." >>> good evening. it was a remarkable drama that unfolded today. the famously powerful and intimidating rupert murdoch whose global media empire includes "the wall street journal" and fox, begged forgiveness from a grieving family, victimized by his reporters. he is caught in a scandal that continues to grow by the minute, engulfing his company. and abc's jeffrey kofman in london tells us what happened today. jeffrey? >> reporter: well, good evening, diane. you know, you don't see this very often. a corporate titan, the head of one of the largest media com
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 2:05am PDT
known as the wife of billionaire rupert murdoch. that was before the smack heard round the world. >> she's quick, man. >> she used to play volleyball, we can tell. >> she spiked that dude. now she is a global sensation for taking a swing at her husband's would-be attacker. is it something every spouse would do? with the answer here is abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: who needs a bodyguard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescue. the right hook seen around the world. she was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob, to the hamburglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, rupert murdoch's third wife is a former volleyball champ. even late night imagining what else she's capable of. and today across america, the inevitable question. would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not rupert murdoch. i'm good with that. >> i d
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
rupert murdoch's prodigy. sunday she went to scotland ya to answer about the phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of news of the world. all along, she's maintained that she's known nothing about the illegal activities about her reporters. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with a salacious, page one stories that the news of the world was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source. >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell, the head of the scotland yard resigning. sir paul stephenson said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear in front of the british house of commons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company or even keep it together. todd ant, abc news. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, look for gusty winds, hail and flash floo
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Jul 19, 2011 11:35pm PDT
well before the pie incident. >> rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. sound about right? >> i'm sure it was. i think this is -- i can't imagine anything being m me painful for him, more miliating for him. >> reporter: painful, you say? >> absolutely. this is the emperor without clothes. itit just, once you see it and everybody else seals it, it becomes very hard to ignore. >> reporter: today's hearing started as an effort to restore order in the middle of a scandal that's quickly become britain's answer to watergate. but this time, the bad guys are the newspaper men and women. hacking the phones not just of princes of the realm but also a 13-year-old murder victim, just to get a scoop. they allegedly did it with the help of corrupt police officers on the company payroll. already britain's top two policemen have resigned. now, the prime minister is in the cross hairs. david cameron is on the hot seat tomorrow. but today the focus was on the patriarch and his younger son, james. >> james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. >> reporte
ABC
Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
britain today. rupert murdoch apologizes after his reporters hacked into people's voicemail. were 9/11 families among them? and tonight, what he tried to avoid, now coming. >>> the ultimate soccer mom. the captain of the u.s. women's soccer team on the eve of their historic final. tonight, her own home team advantage. those two, smiling, little faces. >>> and harry potter, before he was harry potter. with the final movie out, we look back at what he did at 11 years old, the moment he learned he beat out thousands. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this saturday night. and if you're watching this from the center o othis country, we hope you have a fan or an air conditioner. it is a sweltering night. and the first of many. 13 states are under heat warnings tonight, from texas and louisiana in the south, all the way up to the canadian border. take a look at these temperatures. the heat and humidity, making it feel well over 100 degrees in so many cities and towns. omaha, nebraska, 104. to the north in marshall, minnesota, 105. and look at this tonight. as we move
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. rupert murdoch's giant media empire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says thth had to let her off. an abc news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long-awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. and i knew i could never let anything happen to her. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so, let
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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, rich. >>> still ahead on "world news" -- can billionaire rupert murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, help his family survive the scandal? >>> and what's happening in one texas town that has boomers flocking there tonight? >>> also, what the japanese women soccer team teaches all about defeat may be destiny. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on c c insurance. mosquitoes or mosquito spray? huh. [ female announcer ] try the new design of f f! clip-on repellent. lab tests show this sprayless repellent really repels. in minutes, its fan surrounds you from head to toe with effective, odorlessssrotection. [ mosqui
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am PDT
. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads s ll at his media empire, but will that be enough to save it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take you there. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some headlines since your morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, caylee. anthony is met by jeer
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal now spreads to the u.s. >>> and they inspired americans of all ages. team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area. yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller wh has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an n ght-hour shift, but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for air traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but can be reinstated if he completes the required programs. and this is just the latest of what is at least a half dozens dents involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of a contro
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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrereed. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two bombshells. a resignation here at scotland yard and an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stephenson resigned late today. he insisted he had no involvement in his forces' failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists, nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of what is emerging. >> reporter: andndhere is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the apex of power, running rupert murdo
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
edition is printed and as rupert murdoch rushes to loloon, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonight, the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. rerembering the first lady who bravely spoke about that moment her husband and family confronted her about addictiti. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom hanks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is the final front page tonight. thank yo
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Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to salvage their image and so much at stake. >> should be fascinating to see what he says
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
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Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm PDT
sewer. and that has happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitability, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sununalley, idaho, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and heir to speak for the company. >> we now know tht the practices that we're talking about here w
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
closer than ever to rupert murdoch. the resignation that is front page news this morning. and study on drivers have researchers doing a double take over the results. grandma and grandpa versus mom and dad when kids are in the back seat. >>> welcome back. it's now 4:43. monday morning and now time to get back to work. it looks like a nice day. as far as traffic goes, update on embarcadero and talk to sue hall about that. >>> more news. bbc says rebecca brooks will testify tomorrow in front of a committee examining the phone hacking scandal. lawmakers are expected to grill rupert murdoch. it has led to another resignation and arrest. london's police chief quit yesterday what was linked to the news of the world editor that was arrested in the scandal. brooks was arrested and realized on bail after 12 hours in police custody. >> there is no way where reporter can come in page 1 story, how did you get that story? >> brooks is to be arrested into murdoch's papers. they are accused of hacking cellphones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> they are riding in a grandparents car this than wh
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am PDT
, british lawmakers prepare to grill rupert murdoch about the phone hacking scandal. coming up new allegations he is facing. >> the scorching wave continues. i'll have details coming up. >> and final farewell for the space shuttle atlantis. >> and a east bay neighborhood takes sides over safeway for replacing an eyesore with a new supermarket. all the traffic on your carpet really adds up, leaving behind ground-in dirt and odors that vacuuming alone can't tackle. but with resolve high traffic foam, you can really see the difference. it removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone. it also neutralizes odors at their source, so your carpets are clean and fresh every step of the way. nothing revives carpets like resolve high traffic foam. don't just vacuum clean, resolve clean. it's french's crunchy onion chicken! (announcer) for a quick and easy dinner crush french fried onions. dip chicken in egg. coat with onion crumbs and bake. when dinner's made with french's french fried onions, everyone's happy. french's. happy starts here. look for it in the canned vegetable aisle. stain
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Jul 23, 2011 12:00am PDT
tycoon rupert murdoch was sweating a lot this morning. he and his son james testified before the british house of commons. rupert murdoch owns news corp. which owns the fox network and a number of newspapers including "news of the world," which is a tabloid that allegedly hacked into the phones of 4,000 people mostly celebrities. apparently they couldn't wait the 10 minutes for victoria beckham to tweet what she ate for lunch. they needed to know immediately. of course she does not eat lunch. we know that.. [ applause ] but they may also have targeted politicians and even some victims of crimes to get stories, which is a big deal. so they brought rupert murdoch in for questioning to find out how much of this he knew about. and throughout the interrogation, he did an odd thing. he kept pounding on the table. watch this. >> i need to say something. and this is not an excuse. maybe an explanation. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. employ 53,000 people around the world who are proud and great and ethical and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he did finally get it. so, i gue
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? new clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day in the hot seat. >>> then, the extreme weather. a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir,
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Jul 18, 2011 3:05am PDT
is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kansas panting. >> too hot for me. >> i can't stand it. i just can't stan
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
on tap for a media mogul, verbal firing squad awaiting rupert murdoch this morning. >> here is a look at hot temperatures across the country. the only area that is going to be mild, near the coast here in california and up towards seattle and portland with low to mid-70s. good news if you are traveling that way, all major airports are running on time. flight tracker is always there for you at abc7news.com. >>> good morning, i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco where the police department is making the case before a doubt go public that their officers were justified in shooting and killing a 19-year-old man. >> also this morning, coastguard is expanding the search for a missing 62-year-old wind surfer. they are searching along the shore from foster city and beyond. >> good morning to you. here is a look at the clouds we talked about yesterday as we look from mount tamalpais. this will stop the warming trend in some areas. i'll show you those numbers in your neighborhood in a minute. >> i'm sue hall following your commute around the bay. more coming up. >>> and this morning, ca
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Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of crimes. and today, the media mogul who owns the paper, rupert murdoch, swooped in, trying to limit the damage. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived, he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world." the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain
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Jul 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including even some quirky searches for air conditioned clothing. to beat the heat m
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am PDT
. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> and the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer, here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> and princess in prison? she's been a royal only for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness? inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >>
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00am PDT
to see key developments in the hacking case and courted rupert murdoch who owns the did he funk tabloid. >> they wanted to put a stop to the illegal practices to make sure the effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthier relationship between politicians and media owners. >> also u.s. attorney general eric holder is opening to meeting with families with members of the 9/11 attack with allegations that murdoch hacked into their phone records. and they will let actor hugh grant whether he was one of the phone hacking victims. they ordered him to hand over information and his grm girlfriend where a private investigator intercepted phone messages. >>> mike nicco has the forecast. >> let's take a look outside. beautiful day if you like the sunshine as we look toward the east bay, a lack of clouds but not much in the way of pollution. we're going to have a hot day with clean air and we got a game at 12:45 today. >> if you are not going to the game, maybe a walk today. two bay area cities ranked as most walkable in the can country. >> the n.f.l. walkout puts a player's
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Jul 18, 2011 11:00am PDT
. >> they will launch an investigation in britain in a scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire. his top deputy followed a resignation. tomorrow murdoch and his son james and british chief executive will all testify before parliament. his newspaper is accused of hack go into the phones of celebrities, politicians and other journalists as well as 13-year-old murder victim. >>> the florida woman acquitted of killing her daughter is out of prison and the plane she may have been in touched down to the bay area but nobody knows whether she was on the plane or where she is right now. >> reporter: where is casey anthony? last seen a hurried exit out of jail, her attorneys aren't revealing anything even when pressed during an interview. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i can't disclose anything like that. >> this plane could solve the miss you industry. three hours after she was released it took off from orlando and happens to be registered to one of anthony's attorneys. whether she was a passenger or the plane was nearly a decoy to confuse the media it landed in arizona 3:00 a.m.
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Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
rupert murdoch's media empire. they reached the british government today, as a former spokesman for prime minister david cameron was arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i'm afraid i can'n'say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >> but press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" w w, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloid for years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angered his girlfrfrnd by visiting a strip club. how did the pape
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Jul 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s. issuing public apologies in the biggest newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss like a baboon? i'm sure you can think of a few ways, but
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Jul 7, 2011 2:05am PDT
. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. >>> let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husband by the name of jack gordon, who did pass away in 2005, offered her up for sex to mike tyson for $100,000. this is apparently -- they had a very abusive relationship over the years. she says that she posed for "playboy" at his suggestion. in any case, obviously very troubling sort of thing going on. >> you see the video clip there, she brought this up on a talk show saying that she had been offered up for this money. which is really quite horrifying to think about. >>> taylor swift, a lot of people love her country music. whenever she breaks up with a guy she writes a song about how she hates him, which some people think
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
comments came a day after rupert murdoch denied personal responsibility in the camped at his company's news of the world. >> congressional leaders from both parties will start talking understanding turkey on a plan to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limit. republican controlled house have approved a deal that would raise the limit that would require a balanced budget amendment but democrats say that plan is a no-go. karen travers s has more. >> now there a glimmer of optimism in washington. >> i think we're now seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> yesterday the gang of six announced $3.7 trillion cut over the next decade. that would include cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security and closing tax loopholes. they also passed a cut, cap and balance last night. washington may be patting on the the back with the modest progress on the deficit but outside the beltway americans have had it. >> we have had enough. >> get it done, for god's sake. >> a new "washington post" poll 80 of americans are angry with the federal government. they place the blame on o
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Jul 11, 2011 3:05am PDT
rupert murdoch's most successful papers in the world shuts down. you can call it the end of "the world." after a huge scandal. can he do enough to keep this embarrassing situation from causing damage to the rest of his media empire? you see some of the examples, the "wall street journal," "new york post," fox news, harper collins, 20th century fox. all these part of the rupert murdoch media empire and could be threatened by the news of the end of "the world." >> it's horrifying what some of the people who worked at this paper were doing. you can understand why the whole thing has been shelved. >> indefensible. >> truly, truly indefensible. >>> coming up later this half hour as well, it was mission impossible for team usa's female soccer team. they were moments away from defeat to the brazilian team when they surprised the world. it is our favorite story of the day. many people considered brazil to just to be knock 'em dead. >> this was an unbelievable game. unbelievable. >> here we go here goes daniel. hold him back. >> i can't overstate how exciting this was. the drama, the tension, s
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Jul 15, 2011 2:05am PDT
morning, heather. >> happy friday, guys. the scandal rapidly engulfing rupert murdoch and his media empire riveted yahoo! users this week. searches for murdoch are up more than 18,000% as newscorp abandoned its multibillion dollar bid to buy british satellite broadcaster bskyb. the web has been buzzing for more than a week about murdock ever since the allegations of hacking and bribery by employees of the british tabloid "news of world" surfaced and murdoch shut down the 168-year-old paper. lookups for rebecca brooks shot up in the wake of the british prime minister's call for her resignation and the announcement of a public inquiry. another international story captivating folks here at home is the action at the women's world cup in dresden, germany. according to fifa, more than 29 million women around the world play soccer. and if searches are any indication, this tournament is sure to light an even bigger passion for the sport in the u.s. as team usa heads into the final match on sunday against japan, players hope solo, abby wambach, and megan rapinoe are the most-searched team me
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Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
before british lawmakers tomorrow. former boss rupert murdoch and son james also appear before the parliament committee. >> back here borders could start shutting down the remaining stores as soon as friday putting more than 10,000 people out of work. earlier this year the book seller shut down 200 stores including this one in alameda. border filed for bankruptcy protection in february but creditor objected to a two 15 million dollar bid to buy the book seller. chain they said would be worth more if it was liquidated. borders is seeking court approval to close 400 stores including 6 in the bay area. the company was hurt by tough competition from on line book sellers as well as discount retailers. >>> state has given amazon okay for voter referendum to kill california 3 week old huh requiring the company to collect sales taxes from customers. amazon insists that the law will hurt the company ability to compete t.at this time is projected to help california collect 200 million dollars a year. amazon however is defying the state saying it will not collect those taxes. >> we are finall
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
more. >>> now, to the latest on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> r
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Jul 14, 2011 2:05am PDT
hill lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdoch's papers tried to get phone records of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdoch to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of f rtune, rupert murdoch has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own the satellite broadcaster bskyb. a lucrative deal that he has been desperately pursuing for months. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed at every level. they should stop thinking about mergers where they've got to sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: this comes as the media mogul faces a firestorm over the phone hacking and bribery practices involving police o oicers that allegedly took place at one of his tabloid papers in the uk, "news of the world." as more and more explosive revelations became clear, outrage in the country grew, forcing murdoch to shut down what was once an institution and the biggest sunday tabloid. >> and there is a firestorm, if you like, that is engulfing parts of the media, parts of the p
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Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
british lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and his son james about the phone hacking scandal that engulfed the company. the hearing was briefly interrupted by a protestor who targeted murdoch with a shaving cream pie. murdoch's wife lunged at the man and shoved the pie back toward him. the murdoch apologized as did the former editor of "the news of the world." >> this is the most humble day of my life. it is a matter of great regret for mine, my father's and everyone at news corporation. >> i think and i hope that you will agree since we saw the evidence that we promptly and quickly. >> rupert murdock says he was not aware of it and he has no inteption of stepping down. >>> an east bacon tractor who upset a lot of homeowners. the accusations that he took the insurance money and left a lot of unfinished work behind. >> and wall street is calling it a blowout. today's blockbuster announcement from cupertino. >> and the little book mobile that is -- that has run out of gas. all of that is coming up. and the story of this guyser in los angeles. and then later on kt nightline." >> dan
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
the dow gained 74 points last week. the nasdaq index picked up 44. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in crisis mode. he's now in london where a tabloid scandal is threateningn his media empire. his paper news of thor good yes. folded for good yesterday. brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into systeml system to get their famously sensational stories. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. for a british tv s svice. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. mixed with a little cola. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after its second weekend, it took in $261 million. transformers added $47 million this weekend. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $21 million. >> a re-life counterpart to george clooney's character from the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. tom stuker did that. it took h
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
launching its own investigation into the widening hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judge ordered the suspect to undergo a mental evaluation. levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that. >> reporter: there are still so many unanswered questions for this community. residents line up behind the barricades, some praying, others staring at the home that has become a symbol of the horror a little boy endured. the search for evidence in the home continued but what about the man who lived here? >> he looked quite the normal guy. he was qu
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
former news of the world editor as a pr consultant. earlier today rebecca brooks ceo of rupert murdoch's empire was arrested over the allegations of news of the world hacking in voice mails. casey anthony is keeping a low profile. just after midnight walking out of jail with her attorney. anth thee said nothing except thank you. she left the court with the shouts of baby killer. anthony's release comes 12 days after the death of her daughter caylee . >>> and the heat wave baking the central u.s. is not going to let up any time soon. heat advisoris and warnings are in place from texas to michigan and everything e everyone is looking for way to beat the heat. texas triple-digits for 15 straight days and forecasters are calling the heat unrelenting and saying no relief is in sight. >> dropping low flood stage and the town of mynot . the river has been above flood stage. breaking a high water record that stood for more than 100 years. flooding damage more than 4,000 homes . a new rule forcing airlines to refund baggage fees when a passenger's luggage is permanently lost. senator ch
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Jul 20, 2011 4:30am PDT
a day after rupert murdoch denied personal responsibility in the scandal. >>> president obama says congressional leaders from both parties will start talking turkey as soon as today in a plan to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limit. republican controlled house required a constitutional budget amendment. they say the plan is no go. here is more. >>> as the clock ticks down to the deadline there is a glimmer of optimism in washington. >> i think we now are saying the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> yesterday a group of senators dubbed the gang of six announced the plan that would cut $3.7 trillion in the deficit over the next decade that would be cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security and closing tax loopholes. over in the house, lawmakers passed the cut, cap and balance last night, it has little chance of progressing. washington may be patting itself on the back with modest progress but outside the beltway americans have had. >> it we've had enough. >> get it done, for god's sake. >> 80% of the americans are dissatisfied and angry with the federal government,
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Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
giant billionaire rupert murdoch is on a hotter hot seat tonight, and it's here in this coununy. congressman peter king, chairman of the committee on homeland security, says there are credible questions tonight about whether reporters at murdoch's tabloid papers tapped the phones of 9/11 victims, digging for details of their private anguish. king is asking the fbi to move in on murdoch's news corp, right here in the u.s. >>> and our consumer watchdog report tonight, tackles a sly scam on your phone bill. a new report about hidden fees costing consumers billions each year. it's called cramming. and today, we learned about the phone companies letting this happen. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: as larry vido's phone bill grew, so did his little did he know, he was also paying $14.95 for something called voicemail monthly fee. and another 8.23 for something called my billing service monthly fee. both charges were fraudulent. >> how could this happen? how could somebody start charging my account, i guess, similar to charging my credit card without my knowledge? >> reporter:
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